Gratitude and love for Christian Science impel me to tell...

Gratitude and love for Christian Science impel me to tell of the blessings it has brought me. For ten years I was an invalid. Ten physicians, one a noted specialist, pronounced my case incurable. They claimed I did not have a sound organ, and that I had tubercular disease of the lungs and bowels. I also suffered from an internal trouble for which I had worn a support five years. My life was one ceaseless torture. During all this time I was an earnest seeker after truth, and would read the Bible and pray for understanding. Jesus said, "If ye continue in my word, ... ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." These words were with me a great deal and I thought that if I could find the truth I would be free.

At last a Christian Scientist sent me a copy of the Journal and said some Christian Scientists would visit her soon. I sent for them to come to see me and when they did so I thought they were the happiest looking people I ever saw. I felt that my prayer was answered; that I would know the truth which was making their faces shine with the true light, so I asked them what I should do and they told me to get "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. I ordered the book and while it was coming, "Miscellaneous Writings" and some Christian Science literature were sent to me. I only stopped reading them long enough to eat and sleep. I was thirsting for the living water. In less than forty-eight hours I laid the support off and never have had any more need for it. In a few days I was going where I wanted to and eating what the rest of the family ate. I had not partaken of any solid food for over a year, and had been rolled around in an invalid chair. Part of the time I could not even sit up.

The physical helaing is beautiful to me, but the spiritual uplift is greater than all. I cannot express the joy, happiness, and peace that fill my heart day by day as I learn more of this healing truth. Surely this Scripture is fulfilled in our home: "Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." How can we estimate the value of a book, the study of which brings such transformation and regeneration? I am especially grateful that through it we obtain a demonstrable knowledge of God as the only power. I am grateful for membership in The Mother Church and for class instruction, indeed, for all the blessings I have received. I appreciate the good I get from our literature and my earnest desire is to be a true Christian Scientist.

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Testimony of Healing
I want to express publicly my gratefulness to Mrs. Eddy...
November 29, 1919

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